HP: Guv presides over meeting with senior officers of Police Dept

Shimla, Oct 9 : HP Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar has stressed on the need to run a more vigorous campaign to control the increasing drug addiction in the State. He said that the police administration should give further impetus to this campaign by involving parents, youths, NGOs etc.

The Governor was speaking at a meeting of the senior officers of the Police Department at Raj Bhavan, last evening. He said that the prevalence of drugs was high among the youth in the age group of 18 to 35 years.

Keeping this in mind, there was a need to work on a concrete policy, he added. He said that narcotics control units should be increased in the State and the conviction rate should also be increased so that a sense of fear was also created in the society by punishing the persons involved in this illegal act.

The Governor congratulated the Director General of Police for starting the register number 29 in all police stations for drug traffic operators. Appreciating the efforts of the police administration, the Governor said that concrete steps were being taken by the department to control drug abuse in the state.

On the occasion, DGP Sanjay Kundu briefed about the activities and initiative taken by the department to control drug menace in the State. He apprised about various facets of drug menace in the State, data on cases registered under NDPS Act, and about Strategies of HP Police to contain Drug Menace.

Earlier, the Director General of Police also presented the ‘Flag Logo’ to the Governor honoured by the President to the Himachal Police, which is among the best eight police in the country.

IGP, Crime Atul Fulzele, gave a powerpoint presentation on the occasion. A video song composed by HP Police for creating awareness among youth on drug abuse was also showcased.


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